Cell Phone Makeover [DIY STYLE]

Well first off… “Happy-Back-to-Reality-Day!”  My kids had last week off and it was so nice not driving here, driving there and everywhere in between!  It was nice to just breathe.

a little thanksgiving recap:

We had a rather non-traditional Thanksgiving this year and spent the week in our favorite campground.  Just the four of us (and our dog). I don’t know what surprised me more…the fact that the campground was sold out and I didn’t feel so “weird” camping on Thanksgiving, OR that the people we encountered were some hard-core turkey connoisseurs!  I have never seen so many turkey deep-fryers in one place in my life!  Every other camp site had a more elaborate set-up than the next.  I think this will become our new Thanksgiving tradition because it was so relaxing and simple.

I did manage to crank out a pretty darn tasty meal from our tiny stove.  Here was our menu:  barbecue turkey [tasted just like ribs!], herb roasted potatoes, brussel sprouts [only for the husband...yuck!], cauliflower “rice,” homemade cranberry relish, and crescent rolls!  I will be living in my “fat pants” for at least the next 2-3 weeks!

Photo: Had a non traditional thanksgiving this yr. Camped at our fav spot in SoCal. I managed to crank out a pretty darn good meal from our rv if I do say so myself!

Every burner was ablaze and the oven was cranking, but thankfully we didn’t blow up the RV.

Now onto this [funny] DIY.  To say that I was a bit embarrassed about my cell phone case is an understatement.  This was the state of mine just before we left on our camping trip


I swear my kids find the most “awesome” places to put stickers!  Buying a new phone case just seems silly to me.  It’s one of those useless purchases [especially around the holiday season].  So I decided to give my “eyeball fuchsia Android phone case” a Kate Spade inspired makeover.


Kate Spade New York La Pavillion Case For iPhone 5


Aren’t these lovely?  Even if I was rolling in money, I don’t think I would ever spend $45 on a phone case!  Now if we were talking shoes…well…that’s another story!  

I gave my sad case a light sanding and broke out my favorite spray primer.  I sprayed one coat and that was enough to cover it.

Next I sprayed the bottom portion of my case with gold glitter spray [ALOT of glitter spray!]

I recently picked up this 18kt gold leafing pen at Michael’s and tried it on the edges

Then gave the rest of the case some gold polka-dots with the same pen

And here it is!

Here are a few more pictures after I gave it two coats of lacquer spray finish.  This also gave the case a glossy shine.



And a before and after

I’m convinced that there is not much in this world you cannot spray paint!  These projects always make me smile because it’s one less thing that I would have wasted and thrown away into a landfill.  


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2 Responses to Cell Phone Makeover [DIY STYLE]

  1. Mom says:

    That is so neat! I’m thinking that bright red with black spots might be right up my alley! You are so amazingly creative. You might miss the eyeball sticker though!! xoxoxoxo

  2. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    I used to hate brussel sprouts but now I like them. Love your cell phone cover! I have to admit that I have the cover number 3 which I found for a steal at HomeGoods. I couldn’t have DIYed it for that price.

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